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Monet and Architecture

National Gallery, London


We typically think of Claude Monet as a painter of landscape, of the sea, and in his later years, of gardens – but until now there has never been an exhibition considering his work in terms of architecture. Featuring more than 75 paintings by Monet, this exhibition spans his long career from its beginnings in the mid 1860s – when, as a daring young artist, he exhibited in the Impressionist shows and displayed canvases of the bridges and buildings of Paris and its suburbs – to the public display of his Venice paintings in 1912. By then an elderly man, he depicted the renowned architecture of Venice and London, reflecting them back to us through his exceptional vision. Find out more about the ‘Monet and Architecture’ exhibition from the National Gallery’s website. 

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The Thames below Westminster, Claude Monet

The Thames below Westminster (c. 1871), Claude Monet. © The National Gallery, London

Charing Cross Bridge, Reflections on the Thames (Charing Cross Bridge, reflets sur la Tamise, Claude Monet

Charing Cross Bridge, Reflections on the Thames (1899–1901), Claude Monet. Photo: Mitro Hood; © The Baltimore Museum of Art

The Quai du Louvre, Claude Monet

The Quai du Louvre (1867), Claude Monet. © Collection Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Footbridge at Zaandam, Claude Monet

Footbridge at Zaandam (1871), Claude Monet. © photo Pierre Plattier, Musées de Mâcon

The Houses of Parliament, Fog Effect, Claude Monet

The Houses of Parliament, Fog Effect (1904), Claude Monet. © Collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida

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